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‘PyeongChang Revisited’ to air this week on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

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Commemorating one year since the winter Olympics came to South Korea, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents “PyeongChang Revisited,” this week starting Monday, with 36 hours of programming highlighting the stories and memorable moments of the Games.

“PyeongChang Revisited,” features 29 different shows, including episodes of “Return to PyeongChang” and “Olympic Classics,” looking back at the gold medal performances of Americans Mikaela ShiffrinShaun White and Chloe Kim, as well as the U.S. women’s hockey team and men’s curling team.

Coverage will air on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and will be streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

“PyeongChang Revisited” will also include original programming, starting with “PyeongChang Stories,” on Monday, February 11, at noon ET. The program, hosted by NBC Olympics correspondent Jimmy Roberts, will focus on the culture and people of the Olympic host city.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also air documentaries on the unified Korean women’s hockey team and the gold medal-winning U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team.

The full programming schedule for “PyeongChang Revisited” is below:

PyeongChang Revisited

Day Start Time (ET) End Time (ET) Program
Monday Noon 12:30 p.m. 2018 Olympic Special: PyeongChang Stories
12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.. Olympic Winter Tales: Snowboarder Jamie Nicholls
1 p.m. 2 p.m. We Are One: The Remarkable Story of the Unified Team of Korea
2 p.m. 3 p.m. Olympic Winter Tales: Switzerland Men’s Ice Hockey
3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Olympic Winter Tales: Italy Men’s Curling
3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Figure Skating – Team Event
4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Figure Skating – Pairs
5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Figure Skating – Men’s Singles
6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Figure Skating – Ice Dance
7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Figure Skating – Ladies Singles
8:30 p.m. 10 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Alpine Skiing – Women’s Events
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Cross-Country Skiing: Women’s Team Sprint
10 p.m. Midnight Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Halfpipe
Tuesday Noon 2 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Ice Hockey – Men’s Gold Medal Game
2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Alpine Skiing: Women’s Giant Slalom
3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Cross-Country Skiing & Biathlon
5 p.m. 7 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Freestyle Skiing
7 p.m. 8 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Snowboarding: Women’s Slopestyle
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Snowboarding: Men’s Slopestyle
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Snowboarding: Women’s Halfpipe
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Snowboarding: Men’s Halfpipe
10:30 p.m. Midnight Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Snowboarding: Women’s Halfpipe
Wednesday Noon 1 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Bobsled, Luge & Skeleton
1 p.m. 2 p.m. Olympic Winter Tales: Bobsled in PyeongChang
2 p.m. 3 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Short track
3 p.m. 4 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Speed skating
4 p.m. 5 p.m. Paralympic Films: Empty Net: USA Sled Hockey’s Journey of Redemption
5 p.m. 6 p.m. Paralympic Winter Games: Best of PyeongChang Paralympics
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Women’s Hockey: USA vs. Canada
9 p.m. Midnight Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Men’s Curling: USA vs. Sweden

Brooke Raboutou is first U.S. Olympic sport climbing qualifier

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Brooke Raboutou, 18, became the first American to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in sport climbing by reaching Tuesday’s combined final at the world championships in Hachioji, Japan, USA Climbing confirmed.

She qualified ninth into that final.

Raboutou, the daughter of two world-class climbers who has competed since age 7, became the seventh American across all sports to qualify for the 2020 Olympics after three open-water swimmers, two modern pentathletes and a triathlete.

Olympic sport climbing will feature one set of medals per gender, the event combining three disciplines: lead, speed and bouldering.

From Tokyo 2020: Speed climbing pits two climbers against each other, both climbing a fixed route on a 15-meter wall at a 95-degree angle. Winning times are generally between five and eight seconds. In bouldering, climbers scale a number of fixed routes on a four-meter wall in a specified time without safety ropes. In lead climbing, athletes attempt to climb as high as possible on a wall measuring over 15 meters in height within a fixed time with safety ropes.

A nation can qualify up to two athletes per gender into Olympic sport climbing.

The sport debuted at the Youth Olympics in 2018 in Buenos Aires, but no Americans were entered.

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Danielle Williams cemented as world No. 1 hurdler in Birmingham

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The 100m hurdles has been one of the U.S.’ deepest events the last several years, but Jamaican Danielle Williams looks like the favorite at the world championships in early October.

Williams, who owns the world’s fastest time this year, easily beat world-record holder Kendra Harrison and Olympic champion Brianna McNeal at a Diamond League meet in Birmingham, Great Britain, on Sunday.

Williams crossed in 12.46 seconds despite hitting her knee on one hurdle, but still two tenths clear of Harrison, whose world record is 12.20. It marked Harrison’s first loss in nine meets this year and the first time a non-American has ever beaten her at a Diamond League stop.

It looked like Williams wouldn’t make it to worlds in Doha when she false started out of the Jamaican Championships. But the final was soon after strangely canceled, and Jamaican media reported last week that Williams, the 2015 World champion who failed to make the Rio Olympics, is eligible to be chosen next month by the federation.

The U.S. had at least the two fastest women in the world each of the previous six years. Then Williams re-emerged with a Jamaican record 12.32 on July 20.

The meet airs Monday on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA at 4 p.m. ET and NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET. The Diamond League moves to Paris on Saturday.

In other events Sunday, Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo overtook Brit Dina Asher-Smith and Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 200m in 22.24. Miller-Uibo extended her unbeaten streak to two years across all distances.

It appears Miller-Uibo will not be racing the 200m at worlds, given it overlaps with the 400m. She ranks third in the world this year at the shorter distance, trailing Jamaican Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, who clocked 22.00 on June 23 but was not in Sunday’s field. Miller-Uibo has ranked No. 1 at 400m four straight years.

Yohan Blake won the 100m in 10.07 seconds, holding off Brit Adam Gemili, who had the same time with a 2 meter/second tailwind. Blake, the second-fastest man in history with a personal best of 9.69, hasn’t been the same since suffering a series of leg injuries starting in 2013.

Sunday’s field lacked the world championships favorites — Americans Christian Coleman and Justin Gatlin, who clocked 9.81 and 9.87 on June 30.

Surprise U.S. champion Teahna Daniels placed third in her Diamond League 100m debut, clocking 11.24 seconds. The field lacked world championships favorites Thompson and Fraser-Pryce, who each ran 10.73 at the Jamaican Championships on June 21.

American record holder Ajeé Wilson won an 800m that lacked all three Rio Olympic medalists, who are barred from racing the event due to the IAAF’s new testosterone cap in middle distances. Wilson’s time, 2:00.76, was far off her 2019 world-leading time of 1:57.72 among eligible women.

Olympic and world heptathlon champion Nafi Thiam broke the Belgian long jump record twice, winning with a 6.86-meter leap. That ranks ninth in the world this year. The field lacked the last two Olympic champions, Americans Tianna Bartoletta and Brittney Reese.

A meeting of the last two Olympic pole vault champs went to Rio gold medalist Katerina Stefanidi of Greece, who cleared 4.75 meters in swirling wind. London 2012 champ Jenn Suhr was third but remains No. 1 in the world this year with a 4.91-meter clearance from March 30.

Croatian Sandra Perkovic, the 2012 and 2016 Olympic discus champion, lost her third straight Diamond League meet to start the season as she returns from injury. Perkovic, who placed third behind winner Cuban Yaimé Pérez, had not lost in back-to-back meets since returning from a six-month doping ban in 2011, according to Tilastopaja.org.

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